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g3netx528
03-26-2006, 08:47 PM
dont tell me to look in the stupid instuctions
ive been fricking trying to figure out this dam thing for a moth
its an easy question soo answer it!!!!!

TELL ME EVERY STEP YOU USE TO MAKE A MAP WITH ATLEAST 2 CP'S!!!!

if u dont ur just a lazy dumf*ck

Darth Andrew
03-26-2006, 08:54 PM
*sigh* Being demanding never helped anyone, now did it?

minilogoguy18
03-26-2006, 10:48 PM
were not lazy your just a stupid idiot since every map has 4 CPs already on it when its made in visualmunge >_>

g3netx528
03-26-2006, 11:08 PM
well where am i supposed to find that crap?

Arcane_Penguin
03-27-2006, 01:31 AM
in the .LUA

zerted
03-27-2006, 04:02 AM
in the .LUA
Its in the Getting Started guide.

First, do you know how to create an empty map?

g3netx528
03-27-2006, 08:02 AM
i admit im the dumf*ck
i found what i needed (zeroedit)
But i still dont get anything on it

minilogoguy18
03-27-2006, 10:20 AM
because your using it wrong, go into bf2_modtools/data/_build/ and run visual munge, fill out all the parts you want which is self-explanatory and complete it and you now have a map. go into dataABC or whatever you 3 letter name is and run zero edit from that folder. this is all in the documentation, i dont think you read any of it and that your just lazy.

g3netx528
03-27-2006, 10:20 AM
Its in the Getting Started guide.

First, do you know how to create an empty map?

no....

alex533
03-27-2006, 12:38 PM
I was going to tell you but I dont like your demanding attitude.

g3netx528
03-27-2006, 02:52 PM
the title was suppossed to be catchy

Arcane_Penguin
03-28-2006, 06:24 AM
diddn't sound catchy, sounded like a 8 year old i know

g3netx528
03-28-2006, 10:12 AM
well if it didnt sound catchy how come ur writing in it?
if u dont wanna say anything then f*ck off

PR-0927
03-29-2006, 05:51 PM
well if it didnt sound catchy how come ur writing in it?
if u dont wanna say anything then f*ck off


Your attitude will not cause anyone to help you. I suggest you be a bit kinder.

- Majin Revan

g3netx528
03-30-2006, 12:19 AM
Your attitude will not cause anyone to help you. I suggest you be a bit kinder.

- Majin Revan
lol funny

deal with it

im pissed cuz noone is kind enough to help

IVE ASKED 5 TIMES FOR HELP AND GOT NOTHING!!!

Samnmax221
03-30-2006, 12:21 AM
I think someone missed his nap today, or his Depo

What do you expect when thats how you ask?

Arcane_Penguin
03-30-2006, 01:03 AM
I think someone missed his nap today, or his Depo

What do you expect when thats how you ask?

what he said.

PR-0927
03-30-2006, 04:17 PM
lol funny

deal with it

im pissed cuz noone is kind enough to help

IVE ASKED 5 TIMES FOR HELP AND GOT NOTHING!!!


Sigh...you don't get it do you? NO ONE will help you because of your sucky attitude. I'm not planning on helping you, so I don't have to "deal with it" (in regards to your attitude). You should be pissed and stay pissed. You started off asking, sorry, demanding for help in a horrible way.

You are screwed.

- Majin Revan

TK-8252
03-30-2006, 06:52 PM
I think this thread is a good example of why you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you.

biny
03-31-2006, 12:48 PM
bite the hand that feeds you.

Hands taste good if you marinate them properly. :) :smash:

g3netx528
03-31-2006, 02:29 PM
salty lol

g3netx528
04-01-2006, 02:06 PM
close this thread

my hair is going grey

vidgamer838
04-01-2006, 02:10 PM
then its ur fault XP

zerted
04-03-2006, 08:45 PM
"Making Mods in Star Wars Battlefront II

So you’ve just picked yourself up a copy of Battlefront II, and want to make some new content…sit and relax, you’ve come to the right place. This document will guide you through the process of creating new maps in Battlefront II using the new Visual Munge program which we’ve specifically designed for the would-be Battlefront II modders out there.

ModTools VisualMunge.exe is a re-designed version of the tool that we used in creating Battlefront II, re-designed to make the process of creating a new mod directory, and setting up your new map as simple as a few mouse clicks. This eliminates the 30 or 40 steps that we had to take when creating new maps while actually working on the game, so we hope you enjoy it. And now the fun begins….

Directory Structure

First, unzip your BF2_ModTools zip file into the root of your C: drive. We can’t be held responsible should you put it somewhere else, and things don’t work, so just take our advice…this is where you want to put your BF2 Mod Tools files. Inside, you’ll find the following folders:

\BF2_ModTools\assets
This folder contains many of the original assets from Battlefront II, many of which you’ll need to copy into your mod directory manually if you wish to make mods using these files. Don’t worry, this will all be explained later. Note: it would be wise not to directly edit these files without copying them into your mod folder first. Keep these as the original data

\BF2_ModTools\data
This folder contains most of the files actually needed to make a working level mod in Battlefront II. These files will be copied to your new mod folder (which ModTools VisualMunge will create, this will also be explained later) DO NOT MODIFY ANY FILES IN THIS FOLDER. VisualMunge will create a copy of this database, and there will be the files that you’ll want to modify.

\BF2_ModTools\documentation
You guessed it. This folder contains many useful documents which will help you along your way to creating some nifty Battlefront II mods. Be sure to check out these docs as they will certainly be helpful when endeavoring to create some spiffy new Battlefront II content. Many of the game’s systems are documented in these files.




\BF2_ModTools\TEMPLATE
This folder contains the template files that VisualMunge uses to create your new world. The game mode, world files, and script files are stored here. Again….DO NOT MODIFY ANY FILES IN THIS FOLDER


\BF2_ModTools\ToolsFL
A bunch of tools related files that you don’t have to worry too much about in creating new levels for Battlefront II.

Under the root of the mod tools folder, you’ll find the EULA (End User Licensing Agreement), Readme.txt, and a file called jedi side example.zip. This file contains some reference files useful for looking at how to create a new side for your mod (more on this in BF2 Jedi Creation.doc.
ModTools VisualMunge – Creating your new world

To begin, browse to your \BF2_ModTools\data\_BUILD folder, and run the program called ModTools VisualMunge.exe

The first time you run ModTools VisualMunge.exe, it will try to automatically detect your Battlefront II install folder. If it fails to auto-detect, you’ll get a pop-up dialog asking you to enter your Battlefront II directory. The dialog will look like this:



If this popup should rear it’s ugly head, simply browse to your \Star Wars Battlefront II\GameData directory, and click ok. It is very important that VisualMunge knows this path, as this is where your mod data will be copied to for being run in the game.









Once that it all taken care of, and out of the way, here is an image of the interface you should now be looking at:



The first thing you’ll need to do to put you on the path of getting your very own Battlefront II map up and running, and choose a 3-letter name for your mod. I’ll use ABC as the example for this document. Note: the 3-letter name thing is unfortunately required by many systems in the game, so this was something we were unable to change.

Once you’ve entered a 3-letter world name, you’ll need to enter a Full World Name, and a World Description for your new map. The Full World Name and World Description are what will show up in the shell when you go to select your new map to play it.

Now that that’s all our of the way, all that’s left to do, is check the boxes for the game modes you want to include on your new map (the choices are Conquest, 2-flag CTF, 1-flag CTF, and Hero Assault) and click “Create World”.

What this has now done, is create a mod directory under your BF2_ModTools directory for your new mod. So if, for example, you were to create a world called ABC, you will now find a data_abc directory in your BF2_ModTools folder. All the files from \data have been copied into your new folder, and the files in \TEMPLATE have been modified, and renamed automatically, and placed in your mod directory to create your new map according to the options you specified.

Once VisualMunge is done working it’s magic (copying and modifying files) you’ll get a pop-up message that looks like this:














This means that all the copying, and modifying is done, and you’ll now need to:

1.Close VisualMunge,
2.Browse to \BF2ModTools\data_abc\_Build
3.Run ModTools VisualMunge.exe from inside this folder.

This is very important. The steps I just outlined are the only time that you’ll run VisualMunge from the main \data directory. Once you’ve created your new level, you’ll run VisualMunge from inside your \data_abc\_BUILD mod folder, which VisualMunge has created for you. Always be sure that you’re running VisualMunge from the correct folder, to avoid problems. To make things at least somewhat foolproof, you’ll notice that the Munge options have been grayed out when you run VisualMunge from the main data folder, and conversely, the Create New World options are grayed out when you run VisualMunge from inside your new mod folder.

ModTools VisualMunge – Munging and running your new world

The term “munge” is the term that we use for basically compiling your data for use in the game. We’ll get to actually modifying your new world in a bit, first I’m going to cover munging, and running your new level in the game.

So, by now you should have opened VisualMunge from inside your new mod folder, and you’ll notice that all the Munge options have been enabled, and the Create World options disabled. Your new level will automatically show up in the Worlds drop-down menu, and the only other option that should be selected by default is Common. You can leave everything as is when you run the program. Note: you MUST have your world selected in the worlds list in order for everything to munge and copy correctly.

Click Munge.

Once VisualMunge finishes working it’s magic, you’re all done. You have a level that you can run, and play in the game. Visual Munge copies all the necessary files for running your level into your Battlefront II folder in the following location: \Star Wars Battlefront II\GameData\Addon\ABC (where ABC is the 3-letter name that you gave to your level). Run the game, and your new map should show up in the Instant Action, and Multiplayer playlists.

Template Game Modes

Here’s a brief rundown of what is included when you select each game mode to be included in your new Battlefront II map:

Conquest

In Conquest, there are 4 CPs (each with spawn paths, and capture regions), 2 for each team. You can ,of course, add more CPs, and move any of the CPs and their spawn points and capture regions wherever you like.

2 Flag CTF

2 Flag CTF will have 2 CPs for each team to spawn at (these use non-capturable CPs used only as spawn points) with spawn paths included. Also included are the flags for each team, and the capture region (the cylindrical object that serves as the visual representation of the capture location) for each team.

1 Flag CTF

1 Flag CTF will have all the same things as 2 flag CTF, except there is only 1 flag placed in the middle.

Hero Assault

Hero Assault will have 4 CPs, 2 for each team (again using non-capturable CPs) and that’s about it.

Game Mode Scripts

We’ve gone to the trouble of pre-arranging the scripts for each game mode, so when you select the game modes you want to include in your new map, you don’t have to worry about any manual setup for the scripts. Everything is arranged for you. You can, of course, change the scripts to suit your purposes (add vehicles, additional characters if you want, etc.) The scripts will be located in data_ABC\common\scripts\ABC (where ABC is the 3-letter name that you gave your map). The naming convention for the scripts is as follows:

ABCc_con.lua – Clone wars era, Conquest
ABCg_con.lua – Galactic Civil War era, Conquest
ABCc_ctf.lua – Clone Wars era, 2 flag CTF
ABCg_ctf.lua – Galactic Civil War era, 2 flag CTF
ABCc_1flag.lua – Clone Wars era, 1 flag CTF
ABCg_1flag.lua – Galactic Civil War era, 1 flag CTF
ABCg_eli.lua – Hero Assault

Detailed information about the scripts can be found in the documents folder in Lua_scripting_guide.doc. Also, for a more comprehensive technical overview of LUA and it’s workings in Battlefront II, check out Battlefront2_scripting_system.doc.

Modifying your new Battlefront II level

Game scripts

You can modify the game scripts directly in any text editor (I suggest using a more advanced editor such as UltraEdit, or EditPad). See above for the location of the scripts.

Level Assets

To modify your new Battlefront II map, we’ve included our proprietary level editor, ZeroEditor. An important note, is that you need to run ZeroEditor from your new mod directory (data_abc) in order for things to work properly (do we see a pattern emerging here?), so browse to data_abc and run zeroeditor.exe. This will load up the editor. Load up your level, and you’re ready to go. For more detailed information on the workings of ZeroEditor, see ZeroEditor_guide.doc in the documentation folder. We’ve added tooltips to the editor for most every feature in the editor, so just hover your mouse over any of the buttons, or text in the interface, and it will pop up a tooltip explaining exactly what that feature does.

It is important to note, that when creating your new world through VisualMunge, we create, and set up all the files needed to run your level, and have the game mode functionality work. You will, however, have to go into your world and add Planning Paths, Barriers, Boundaries, any Lighting you want to add, along with any new Objects or terrain features you want to add. All of these things are covered in the ZeroEditor_guide.doc which is found in the documentation folder.

Adding assets from shipped worlds to your new level

We’ve packaged up the shipped worlds from Battlefront II, to allow you to use assets from the shipped game to make your new levels with. In order to use these assets you’ll have to copy some files around. Below, I’ll describe how to get new objects, textures, or sky files into your new map.

Adding New Objects

In order to use objects from the shipped worlds (I’ll use Kashyyyk as our example here), you’ll need to copy those assets from the \BF2_ModTools\assets\worlds\KAS\msh and \BF2_ModTools\assets\worlds\KAS\odf folders. You can copy one object at a time, or you can just copy these entire folders into your new world folder. Just keep in mind that the more files are in there, the bigger your level download will be, and the more memory will be required to run your level, so it’s best not to have too many files in these folders that aren’t being used. These files need to go in a corresponding folder inside your new mod folder. For example, if you want to copy some objects from the Kashyyyk world into your new world, you could either just copy the entire msh and odf folders into \data_abc\worlds\abc\, or you can create the odf and msh folders manually, and just copy single assets over. It’s important to note, that when you copy over a mesh, you need to copy over all the textures, option files (.option) and the odfs, otherwise the objects that you copy over won’t work properly. (For more info on placing, and manipulating objects, see ZeroEditor_guide.doc in the documents folder).

Adding New Terrain Textures

To add new textures to the terrain, just find the terrain texture you want to use in one of the shipped world assets folders, and copy it into your \data_abc\worlds\abc\world1\ folder. Once you’ve done this, load up your map in ZeroEditor, and open your map. Click on the Texture edit mode button, and you’ll see your list of textures on the right hand side. Select a box that you want to add a new texture to (you can replace existing textures, or you can start by adding a new texture to a blank box). You’ll see the texture name appear on the left side where it says Texture. The box will be blank if you choose a blank texture slot. Click the Browse button below the Texture box, browse to the texture you just copied into your world folder, and voila…your new texture is ready to be used. (For more info on using the texture painting tools, see ZeroEditor_guide.doc in the documents folder).

Changing the Default Sky

By default, the template map uses the sky file from Yavin. Changing this is a fairly simple thing to do. Browse to the world that you want to use the sky file from (again, I’ll use Kashyyyk as our example) in \BF2_ModTools\assets\worlds\KAS\world2 and copy the sky file (kas2.sky) into your mod worlds folder (\data_abc\worlds\abc\world1) and rename it to abc.sky (where abc is the 3-letter name that you gave your world when you first created it). Open up that sky file, and search for which assets are used by the sky file, and you’ll need to copy those assets into your mod level’s world folder (\data_abc\worlds\abc\world1). They will be a/some sky .msh files, and some textures. Only worry about files that are actually located in the assets\worlds\KAS\world2 folder. If there are files that the sky file is looking for that aren’t located there, then don’t worry about those.

Adding new CPs to your map

Since most of you will want to have more than just the 4 default CPs in conquest, here is a quick tutorial on how to add more CPs to your map.

The key things that every CP needs in Conquest:

SpawnPath – This is where you will spawn if you select this CP
CaptureRegion – The region that you need to be inside in order to capture the CP
ControlRegion – This region controls vehicle spawns, more on this later

The first thing you need to do is open the editor, and open your new world. Continuing with the example of ABC, go to \BF2_ModTools\data_abc\ and run zeroeditor.exe from here. Once the editor is loaded, click the LOAD button, and browse to your map (\BF2_MofTools\data_abc\worlds\ABC\world1\ABC.wld)

The first thing you’ll see when you go to load up your map is the Load Layers dialog. For the sake of keeping things clean, and simple, always click Select All and make sure all the layers are loaded. You can hide layers later if you want to, but it’s best if they are all always loaded.

As an aside, there is a checkbox at the bottom called Build accurate object collision. What this does, is builds auto-generated collision for all the objects, based on the actual mesh. I would recommend using this, as it makes placing, selecting, and manipulating objects MUCH easier. Otherwise, the editor will use a bounding box for collision which makes selecting objects a pain, and it makes placing objects on top of other objects much more difficult.

Once you’ve clicked Select All and check the box to build accurate object collision, click OK.

Now, at the top-middle of the screen, you’ll see a section called Active Layer, with a button underneath it that says CHANGE. Click that button, and it will take you into the layers dialog. Click on conquest and then close that window.

Now you’re going to want to go into Object edit mode.

Click on the Object edit mode button.

On the left side of the screen, you’ll see:


Click the Browse button. Browse to the following location: \BF2_ModTools\data_abc\common\odfs, and select com_bldg_controlezone

The browse dialog will automatically close, and you be back in your editor view. Drag your mouse around the 3D view, and notice there is now a small object that is always under your mouse cursor. This is the CP object. Simply click on a spot on the terrain and it will place a new CP object in your level.

Now that the CP is placed, we need to set up the name of the CP, and a few other things like what spawn path it will use, and what capture region it will use.

Click on the Select button on the upper-left part of the Object edit panel. Move your mouse cursor over the CP object you just placed, and you’ll see it turns green when the mouse cursor is over it. Click on it, and it will turn blue. This means the CP is now selected.

Now that you have the CP selected, we need to change it’s name. I recommend keeping with the naming scheme that we used in the template files, so your new CP should be named cp5 (as we already have CPs 1 through 4 that were automatically placed when you created your level). I also recommend always using lower case in anything you type in any of these fields, just because it eliminates the possibility of having mis-matched capitalization across associated objects.

So let’s name this CP, cp5. Simply click on the auto-generated name in the name field, which will highlight the name, type your new name, and hit enter.

Next, click on the 0 in the Team field, enter a 1, or 2, and hit enter. This makes this CP belong to team 1, or 2, whichever you select, at the beginning of the match.

The Label field isn’t really important, so you can just leave it blank.

Notice also, that once the CP is selected, you’ll notice some new information has appeared in the Object Instance box on the right side of the Zero interface.



The fields we want to modify are the CaptureRegion, ControlRegion, and SpawnPath fields.

In the CaptureRegion field, enter cp5_capture
In the ControlRegion field, enter cp5_control
In the SpawnPath field, enter cp5_spawn

Note: The CaptureRegion is the region that you need to be standing in in order to capture the CP. The ControlRegion is a region that controls the spawning of vehicles associated with a CP. Vehicle Spawns are placed inside the Control Region, and once they leave the Control Region, if they are abandoned, they will eventually self-destruct, and respawn.

Repeat the above process with however many CPs you want to add to your map. Continue the naming scheme of cp6, cp6, etc. And make sure to use cp6_capture, cp6_control, etc. You can, if you like, start some CPs on team 0. This will make them Neutral at the beginning of the match. You need to have at least one CP start team 1, and team 2 at the beginning so the teams both have an initial CP to spawn in at.

Now that you have your CPs in your level, with all the appropriate namings, and associations set up, we’ll move on to creating the spawn paths, and capture/control regions.

On the Edit Mode toolbar, click on the Region button. Notice the interface has changed slightly to show the region editing tools.

On the left side of the Zero Editor interface, you’ll now see the following tool panel:


First, click on the New Group button. Then click on the Cylinder button under the Shape section. This will allow you to place a cylindrical region in your level. As with Object Mode, simply move your cursor to where you want to place your region (the regions should be placed in the same location as the CP that they are going to be used for), and left-click.

Once your region is placed in the world, click on Select Region under the Action section. Move your cursor over the region you just placed and click on it to select it.

You’ll notice that just as with objects, a name is automatically filled in, in the Region ID boxes.

At the top of the screen, next to the top Region ID box (there are 2 Region ID boxes, one on the tool panel as you can see in the image on the left, and one at the top of the screen to the right of the tool panel) there is a box titled Class Properties. I know this is confusing, but this is where you need to type the name of your region (I know it’s weird, but trust me, it works  )

Click in the Class Properties box, and enter the name “cp5_capture” (without the quotes). You should then copy that name into the Region ID box to avoid any confusion later on. It will also make the region easier to select from it’s Region ID in the list.

Now that you have the region created, you’ll want to move it so that it is centered over cp5 that we created earlier. To move a region, select it, as described above, and hold the C key. You’ll see a set of axis appear on the object. One red, green, and blue. While you’re holding the C key, you can move the region by using the Left Mouse Button to move on the X-axis (red), the Right Mouse Button to move on the Y-axis(green), and Middle Mouse Button to move up and down on the Z-axis (blue). Position the region so that it is centered over cp5 and sunken slightly into the ground to make sure there are no places you could stand and have your feet not be inside the region.



That’s that. Now when a unit enters this region, they will begin capturing the CP.

The next thing we’re going to do, is create the Control Region for this CP.

First, click on New Group in the region tool panel. This time, we’re going to make a box region, so under Shape, click Box.

Now just click where you want to place the region. Note: It should also be slightly sunken into the terrain

Select the region (click on Select Region and then click to select) and enter the name “cp2_control” into the Class Properties and Region ID fields, the same as we did on the Capture Region.

Now we’re going to need to scale the region up a bit. The region should already be selected. Press and hold the Z key. You’ll see a set of axis identical to the ones that you saw when moving objects, and regions. But now, the Left, Middle, and Right mouse buttons will scale the region on each axis. Scale the region up about twice as big as it is to begin with. On the X and Y axis, while leaving the height the same. Center this new region over the CP as well.

Now, you have a cylindrical Capture Region and a rectangular Control Region. The Control Region is used for vehicle spawns, which I’ll explain later on.

Now that we have our CPs set up, and the capture and control regions in place, we’ll need to place our spawn points so that we can spawn in at our new CPs.

First, click on the Path button under Edit Modes. You’ll see a new panel on the right that looks like this:

(insert pic)

First, click New Path. The first thing we’ll do is rename the path to “cp5_spawn”. To do this, click on the auto-generated name in the Path Name box, and type “cp5_spawn” (no quotes) and hit enter.

Now, to place path points, just click on the terrain where you want to place your node. Each CP should have at least 6 or 8 spawn points. Click on the terrain, and place 6 nodes on the ground around cp5.

Notice that there are a set of axis visible on each path node. There is a blue, red and green axis. Players will spawn into the world facing in the direction of the green axis. To rotate this axis, first click on the Move button under the Action tab, and then click on the node you want to rotate.

Once you have the node selected, press and hold the X key to go into rotate mode. Click and drag with your Middle Mouse Button to rotate the green axis into the position that you want players to face when they spawn in. Repeat this process for each node.

Just to keep everything all in one place, I’ll go over quickly how to make your new CPs actually count in conquest. You’ll need to open up your abcc_con.lua and abcg_con.lua which is located in \BF2_ModTools\data_abc\common\scripts\ABC\. At the top you’ll see this function:

function ScriptPostLoad()


--This defines the CPs. These need to happen first
cp1 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp1"}
cp2 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp2"}
cp3 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp3"}
cp4 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp4"}



--This sets up the actual objective. This needs to happen after cp's are defined
conquest = ObjectiveConquest:New{teamATT = ATT, teamDEF = DEF,
textATT = "game.modes.con",
textDEF = "game.modes.con2",
multiplayerRules = true}

--This adds the CPs to the objective. This needs to happen after the objective is set up
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp1)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp2)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp3)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp4)

conquest:Start()

EnableSPHeroRules()

end

All you have to do to get your new CPs working in conquest, is to add entries for cp5, cp6, etc…for however many CPs you add to your level. So let’s say you added cp5 and cp6. You’re new ScriptPostLoad function will look like this (I’ve put in bold the additions that I made):

function ScriptPostLoad()


--This defines the CPs. These need to happen first
cp1 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp1"}
cp2 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp2"}
cp3 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp3"}
cp4 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp4"}
cp5 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp5"}
cp6 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp6"}





--This sets up the actual objective. This needs to happen after cp's are defined
conquest = ObjectiveConquest:New{teamATT = ATT, teamDEF = DEF,
textATT = "game.modes.con",
textDEF = "game.modes.con2",
multiplayerRules = true}

--This adds the CPs to the objective. This needs to happen after the objective is set up
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp1)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp2)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp3)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp4)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp5)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp6)

conquest:Start()

EnableSPHeroRules()

end

…and that’s it. You’re new CPs are now functional. Note: if you don’t make these changes to your script, you’re new CPs will show up just fine in the game, and will be capturable, but they will not contribute to the conquest functionality, meaning that if CPs 1-4 are all captured, the game will still end even if CPs 5 and 6 haven’t been. Get it?
CPs for CTF and Hero Assault

For CTF and Hero assault instead of using the object com_bldg_controlzone, which is meant for conquest CPs, you’ll use (from the same directory) com_bldg_controlzone_CTF. The rest of the process is the same, except these CPs do not need capture regions (and in fact should never have capture regions). In fact, control regions are only needed if you are going to have vehicle spawns associated with that CP. The only requirements are the name, team, and spawnpath has to be set properly. CPs in CTF (1 flag and 2 flag) and Hero Assault are ONLY used as spawn points, and will not be capturable.

A note about layers

Be sure that you select the proper Layer when you add CPs, or any other objects to your level.

If, for example, you are in the ctf layer, and you are trying to place CPs for conquest, you’re going to get new CPs showing up in CTF, and no new CPs in conquest. So always be mindful of which layer you are currently editing. Objects, regions, paths, etc, that are placed in any of the game mode layers (conquest, ctf, 1flag, or eli) will only show up in that game mode. If you want objects to show up in all game modes, you can either create a new layer (which by default will show up in all game modes) or you can just add these objects to the Base layer.

See ZeroEditor_GameModes.doc for more info about layers and game modes.

Vehicle Spawns

In this section I’ll go over (as promised) the process of adding a vehicle into your map.
Open Zero Editor, and open your map. (Remember to run zero editor from inside your mod directory, \BF2_ModTools\data_ABC\zeroeditor.exe )

The first thing you need to understand about adding vehicles to your level is that all vehicles are added with the same object in the editor. With that in mind, let’s continue. 

First, you’ll need to go to Object edit mode. Once in object edit mode, click on Browse as pictured below:



This will open the browse window. Browse to \BF2_ModTools\data_ABC\common\odfs\com_item_vehicl e_spawn.odf

Once you select this object, you will be brought back to the Object edit mode. To place the vehicle spawn, click on Place and simply click on the terrain where you want to place your vehicle spawn. You should now have an object in your level that looks like this:


This is your vehicle spawn. The arrow indicates which direction the vehicle will be facing when it spawns in.

Select your vehicle spawn (click Select and then click on the vehicle spawn) and you’ll see the Object Instance box appear to the right. It looks something (exactly like, actually) this:


The first parameter, ControlZone refers to what CP this vehicle is associated to. The value that should be entered here is the name of the CP, NOT THE NAME OF THE CONTROL REGION, that you want this vehicle to be associated to. For example, cp1, or cp5. NOT cp1_control, or cp5_control.

The second parameter specifies how many of these vehicles you want to spawn from this vehicle spawn. I recommend always keeping this set to 1, and just add more vehicle spawns if you want more vehicles at a given CP.

ExpireTimeEnemy specifies how long a vehicle will sit idle, un-manned once the enemy has taken over the associated CP, before the vehicle will begin to decay.

ExpireTimeField specifies how long a vehicle will sit idle, un-manned in the field once it has left it’s control region.

DecayTime specifies how long a vehicle will take to decay and self-destruct once the expire time has been reached.

The vehicle that will spawn from this vehicle spawn is determined by what you enter in the Class fields. For example, if you wanted this vehicle spawn to spawn a rebel combat speeder when the rebels own this CP, you would enter all_hover_combatspeeder into the ClassAllATK field. This is assuming that the rebels are set as team 1. Whether a team is ATK or DEF is determined by what team they are set as. ATK will spawn vehicles when that team is set as team 1, DEF will spawn vehicles if that team is set as team 2.

Note: 2 values that are no longer used are ClassHisATK and ClassHisDEF. Entering values in this field will accomplish nothing, so….just don’t bother.

If you click Page DN you’ll see that there are more Class fields. As another example, if you want this vehicle spawn to spawn an ATST on a map where the rebels are team 1, and the empire is team 2, then you would click Page DN and enter imp_walk_atst into the ClassImpDEF field.

You can also have vehicle spawns spawn vehicles when either team owns the CP. If this is the case, you could enter both all_hover_combatspeeder under ClassAllATK AND imp_walk_atst under ClassImpDEF.

Additionally, you can use a vehicle spawn to spawn vehicles for both eras, you just need to specify the vehicle classes in the corresponding Class parameters.
Distributing your new level/mod

Once you have spent endless hours perfecting your new creation, to distribute your new level to other Battlefront II players, all you have to do is go to your mod folder in your Battlefront II folder; \Star Wars Battlefront II\GameData\Addon\ABC, zip all the data in there up, and SHIP IT! Note: you want your zip file to contain ONLY the path info from Addon forward, so in winzip, your file should look like this(pay particular attention to the Path section):


BF2_modtools.exe

Along with the Mod tools, we’ve released an executable that you can use to run Star Wars Battlefront 2 in a mode that will allow you access to the dev console (press ~ when in the game) which will help make debugging, and developing your mod easier. This executable still has a CD check, and has been crippled in some ways so as not to be used as a stand-alone exe to run and play the game. BF2_modtools.exe can be found in the root of the BF2_ModTools folder. This .exe is completely unsupported, as is everything else in this mod tools release. See the mod tools EULA for more info. "

vidgamer838
04-03-2006, 11:40 PM
holy olee macaroni
you just love that getting started guide haha just joshin ya zerted

g3netx528
04-04-2006, 10:59 PM
wow when i read that documantation i didnt notice that!!!
u have my gratitude
im no longer a bitch :)

Arc9
04-05-2006, 05:59 AM
close this thread

my hair is going grey

more like your hair WAS going grey,admit it,your attitude was worse than the guys on jerry springer and now you suddenly got better!!!

*hes posessed!*

g3netx528
04-05-2006, 08:13 AM
exorsist lol

g3netx528
04-05-2006, 08:26 AM
ok i dont get the whole cp thing
how do you move em and create more?

SBF_Dann_Boeing
04-06-2006, 07:26 PM
to add a cp browse for one like it said in the guide and then click the place button
select the object after clicking select and click c+mouse will move it about the map, and x+mouse to rotate it...and then u have to edit the object instance to the right specifications. Could you plz slow down and take the time to read the guide carefully this is all expained in it.

Samnmax221
04-06-2006, 08:07 PM
He still must be evil if he's double posting like that

^Invader
04-18-2006, 07:11 PM
Im surprised none of the moderators said anything.

Kurgan
04-28-2006, 01:21 PM
I guess we've been on vacation. Me, I've got finals.

Anyway g3netx528, this is your (late, but still valid) warning, don't flame, threaten or demand from people with harsh language or you'll get a temp ban. This is a civilized discussion board. In the future, be more considerate.

I suggest you read over the Code of Conduct (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=151642) and contact me or another moderator if you have questions.

Thanks! And now that he's got the answers he so rudely asked for, :lock: